Tea: Darjeeling

A Darjeeling Black Tea from Ridgways - F Fair Trade

Picture of Darjeeling
Style:Darjeeling Black Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
# Ratings:2 View All
Product page:Darjeeling

Review of Darjeeling

6 of 102 of 53 of 557 of 100

An edgy Darjeeling that was enjoyable, but not the best quality, even for a tea bag.

Brews a beautiful, golden-amber cup that is very clear. Medium- to light-bodied, but with a bold flavor. The aroma is fruity, but more lemony and less like the typical muscatel grape quality I associate with Darjeeling. There's also a skunky, herbaceous note which I can't decide if I like or not.

Moderate astringency, above average for a Darjeeling.

I recommend a short steeping (1-2 minutes); this one acquires an unpleasant bitterness if steeped too long. It can be deceptively harsh relatively to the light color of the cup.

Add your own review

Login or Sign Up to comment on this review.